Sunday, May 1, 2011

Vintage Fashion Expo - Santa Monica

What a SPECTACULAR way to spend a Sunday! My dear friend Erica and I began by fueling our energy with a brunch at the Kelly Wearstler-designed Viceroy in Santa Monica. We needed to get our strength up in order to do some damage at what turned out to be a very successful day of "shopping/spending". The Vintage Fashion Expo is five times a year in San Francisco and LA and if you missed it this time around, start saving your pennies for October... I met some fantastic dealers who came from all over the country and have great style, a great aesthetic and very friendly dispositions. I'm not big on posting my outfits but I may be tempted to put some looks together in the future - that's how excited I am by my finds! http://www.vintageexpo.com/articles.htm


 The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - location for the expo
I feel terrible I didn't get cards from every dealer, I was a little too distracted with shopping! These girls had very reasonably priced and well curated booths, and they were adorable... http://www.etsy.com/shop/lovestreetvintagehttp://www.etsy.com/shop/dollyrockervintage
I knew I'd heard of Valentino before - he and his "Zoot Suit Connection" were featured on Style.com a few years back. I will definitely have to step away from the pool & stop in next time I am in Vegas.
This dealer had such a flair for merchandising... I wish I knew which business card was hers...


The good people at Scout - http://www.scoutla.net/
I usually like to end with desert - in this case, this Zandra Rhodes confection!
As you can probably tell from this mess of pics I am still coming down from my shopping buzz... hope you enjoyed them half as much as I did shooting them!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

you have inspired me to save my pennies for the next show!

Anonymous said...

Great post Angela- thanks for coming and it was great meeting you. We talked about another show that happens downtown- for more info on that go to www.itsacurrentaffair.com and sign up for the mailing list!

Redcrow said...

Awesome! So excited to hit it up in Oct. as we are moving back to SoCal.
Thanks for the heads up and great post.

Cheers.

Sarah said...

Wow that looks such fun. I love the dresses. Such a fabulous post.

Sarah
x

http://dollydotgirl.blogspot.com

Dollyrocker Vintage said...

Amazing post and thanks so much for including us! We'll see you in October!

nalasplace said...

Hi Angela...this is so luscious...I want all the dresses adn hats and the mannequins and the shoes and the leopard....wheee!

Style Dilettante said...

thanks so much for all the amazing feedback! Redcrow, I love your weekenders blog - couldn't leave a comment though...

Angela

Pieter said...

What a great expo!
I love the cowboy boots!
I also Gareth pugh and rick owens their work. It's so avant garde and futuristic!
I'm following you back :) x